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Death Valley National Park:
Roads and Trails - Backpacking Hikes & Trails

Panamint Dunes

    Difficulty: moderate

    Type of hike:
    no trail; cross-country

    Distance:
    3 miles to dunes

    Elevation gain:
    1000 feet

    Water: no

    Start:
    5 miles north of Hwy 190 on unmarked dirt road leading past Lake Hill.

    Vehicle needed:
    high-clearance

    Maps:
    Dunes 7.5 minute topo or Trails Illustrated Map of Death Valley

    Comments:
    Hike across the gently rising upper end of Panamint Valley to star-shaped dunes. These remote dunes are more impressive than they look from a distance. Military jets often use Panamint Valley to practice low elevation flight maneuvers, but are less likely on weekends
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